Vela Creations is an in-depth resource for off grid living. The site documents our research and experiences, hoping that they might help others interested in pursuing this lifestyle. This blog is designed to document our day to day experiences as we build our new, sustainable homestead. If you are interested in seeing more photos and videos, we have a flickr account at the following url: http://flickr.com/photos/35090117@N05/collections/

Monday, May 22, 2017

Elbert Hubbard

"The supernatural is the natural not yet understood." - Elbert Hubbard

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tennessee Williams

"The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks." - Tennessee Williams

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Voltaire

"Nature has always had more force than education." - Voltaire

Thursday, May 18, 2017

William C. Bryant

"The groves were God's first temples." - William C. Bryant

Monday, May 15, 2017

Robert Fortune

"One marked feature of the people, both high and low, is a love for flowers." - Robert Fortune

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Charles Eastman

"There were no temples or shrines among us save those of nature." - Charles Eastman

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"All art is but imitation of nature." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Thursday, May 11, 2017

P. G. Wodehouse

"Flowers are happy things." - P. G. Wodehouse

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Thomas Fuller

"A good garden may have some weeds." - Thomas Fuller

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Neil Young

"Earth is a flower and it's pollinating." - Neil Young

Monday, May 8, 2017

Thomas Tusser

"Sweet April showers do spring May flowers." - Thomas Tusser

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Hannah Arendt

"The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition." - Hannah Arendt

The Amazon is not a Wilderness, it's an Advanced Permaculture Food Forest

The Amazon is not a Wilderness, it's an Advanced Permaculture Food Forest

Make A Chicken Wire Compost Brokestead The HomeStead Ep.2

Make A Chicken Wire Compost Brokestead The HomeStead Ep.2

My husband took over our garden and it's the best thing that ever happened to it.

My husband took over our garden and it's the best thing that ever happened to it.

Perennial Vegetables & Fruit: Plant a Perennial Food Garden

Perennial Vegetables & Fruit: Plant a Perennial Food Garden

Kales in swales | Pest Free Vegetables

Kales in swales | Pest Free Vegetables

Great video on how to build a pretty affordable and durable homestead green house. Seems expandable too.

Great video on how to build a pretty affordable and durable homestead green house. Seems expandable too.

FREE Pallets | Ideal for the walls of our next chicken shelter

FREE Pallets | Ideal for the walls of our next chicken shelter

Chicken Compost - Compost Ring Gardens and Amazing soil!

Chicken Compost - Compost Ring Gardens and Amazing soil!

Polycultures and Guilds - 3 - Succession design and dense food forest

Polycultures and Guilds - 3 - Succession design and dense food forest

Funny post about stopping rabbits from destroying young espalier apple trees

Funny post about stopping rabbits from destroying young espalier apple trees

National geographic short story on land restoration over 50 years from wasteland to ranch.

National geographic short story on land restoration over 50 years from wasteland to ranch.

Leggy Seedlings, Mini Greenhouses, and Raised Beds in Dry Climates!

Leggy Seedlings, Mini Greenhouses, and Raised Beds in Dry Climates!

Make A Chicken Wire Compost Brokestead The HomeStead Ep.2

Make A Chicken Wire Compost Brokestead The HomeStead Ep.2

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Johannes Kepler

"Nature uses as little as possible of anything." - Johannes Kepler

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thomas Browne

"All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God." - Thomas Browne

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Michelangelo

"My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness." - Michelangelo

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Marilyn French

"Nature is inside art as its content, not outside as its model." - Marilyn French

Monday, May 1, 2017

John Gay

"Shadow owes its birth to light." - John Gay

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